Christmas

Moonlight Madness is on Friday.

Moonlight Madness, the return of an old favourite event

A family-friendly, town-wide holiday shopping celebration

  • Nov 25, 2021

 

Booming business is done at the St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church bake sale tent. It was a sell-out by 2:30 p.m. Dishing out the goods and taking in the money from left are: Lisa Parnell, Pat Wimmer, Patricia Sunderland and Jodie Greis. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Christmas Market fosters the joy of the season and fundraising

Chamber teams up with many businesses and sponsors for a truly festive occasion

 

Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

45 per cent prepared to ditch social distancing at holiday gatherings: poll

Only 35 per cent said they would invite someone who is not fully vaccinated into their home

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Holiday Jubilation a momentous occasion for Chemainus Theatre

First live performance on stage since March 2020 designed to make the Christmas season shine

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Emily Weeks, the managing director for the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with the poster for Saturday’s Christmas market in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Christmas Market aims to brighten spirits, shop local

Time to get into holiday mode rather than dwelling on the weather

Emily Weeks, the managing director for the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with the poster for Saturday’s Christmas market in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Their yard full of Christmas cheer is a labour of love for Brenda Chadwick, left, and Kellie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sisters light up people’s lives with Christmas display

Annual tradition a labour of love despite some hardships in the set-up

Their yard full of Christmas cheer is a labour of love for Brenda Chadwick, left, and Kellie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the Editor.

Lights lift our spirits on dull rainy nights

Brightly-lit properties longer after Christmas appreciated

Letters to the Editor.
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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Rob Kernachan's editorial cartoon.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2005

This one’s a cut above the others at Christmas

  • Dec 25, 2020
Rob Kernachan's editorial cartoon.
Don Bodger column.

Christmas classics in the age of coronavirus

A famous song and reading reworked for COVID-19

Don Bodger column.
(The Canadian Press)
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Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Merry COVID Christmas from the Grinch, Elf and Frosty the Snowman as they gather at the Maple Lane Cafe. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Merry COVID Christmas

Holiday characters put a brave face on the pandemic

Merry COVID Christmas from the Grinch, Elf and Frosty the Snowman as they gather at the Maple Lane Cafe. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
Don’t let The Grinch spoil your Christmas this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New memories will be made

Christmas during the pandemic won’t be the same

Don’t let The Grinch spoil your Christmas this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

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The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Code Name: Big Red – B.C. soldier with NORAD helps Santa get around the globe safely

The annual NORAD Tracks Santa program features a soldier who grew up in Langley

The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Community In Bloom’s Christmas presence is everywhere around Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Take the Communities In Bloom Christmas quiz

If you know what dioecious means, you’re well on your way to success in these 10 questions

  • Dec 23, 2020
Community In Bloom’s Christmas presence is everywhere around Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brooklyn Puska, left, and Lucy Street are doing their part to stay six feet apart on the ice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skaters shine in the spirit of the season

Keep your distance and wear your masks for what’s truly going to be a different holiday season

Brooklyn Puska, left, and Lucy Street are doing their part to stay six feet apart on the ice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Santa Claus cleared for arrival in Canada

The jolly old fellow is an essential worker

Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)